Entering the final round of World Cup qualifier this upcoming midweek, football fans can witness many intriguing tie, including Portugal’s battle against Switzerland.
A head to head battle between two teams that are gunning for direct World Cup qualifying ticket will certainly interest many, not only football enthusiasts, but also betting lovers who are keen on placing their money.
For both casual sports lovers or betting players, ahead of the final qualifying game it’s also advised to check out the full & update World Cup schedule, as they can find what along with when will they’re favorite games are on.
Portugal match against Switzerland itself will be played on October 10th, 2017, which is basically the final date for the European group qualifier for this final round.
Playing in front of their home crowd, European Selecao certainly feel that they have a big shot to leapfrog their rival in the final group standings and earned that automatic ticket to Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo and co are determined to close their three points gap with Swiss and snatch that important direct qualification over their opponent.
Having a much better goal difference, a win with any scoreline will help the home team advance to Russia without dealing with another qualification matches, something they’ve been experiencing in previous qualifications.
Although the home support can lift them up, but if Portugal players are not making the most of it, things might easily turn as a huge pressure for them.
Especially since Switzerland themselves only need a point to secure their place in the upcoming 2018 World Cup.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men might be in a slightly advanced situation at the moment, but getting just a point from their direct rival away from home won’t be an easy task indeed.
That’s why Petkovic won’t be putting out his squad just to look for a point as that can put them under difficult mindset and allow Portugal to take full control of the game.
Beating the same opponent 2-0 in their earlier meeting can be used as a learning curve for Swiss to pull off similar result this upcoming midweek.
Knowing both teams strong interest in getting result, this tie could very well be an intriguing an intense battle straight from kick off, something that should provide nothing but entertainment for footbal lovers all over the globe.
Checking out on the latest betting odds, home team, Portugal are being given a big shot in winning that tie with probabilities for it placed at 1.65.
Switzerland’s chance in causing an upset for their opponent is only valued at 5.50, which is slightly lower compared to a potential draw result placed at 3.70.